A Little Yoga & Some Smoothies

This Saturday I went with my friends Katy and Heather to Exhale Spa for some Yoga 1/2, which we followed with delicious smoothies at the nearby Candle Cafe.  The yoga session was nothing but tranquil thanks to our instructor Jerry's calm and friendly demeanor.  His class is welcoming and far from intimidating for the first time yogi, or "yoga virgin" as he put it when he learned that this was Heather's first yoga class. He taught slowly and his direction was clear, making for a great environment to learn the beginnings of yoga.  

Exhale Spa has a few locations in NYC and we went to the Upper East Side spot at 980 Madison Avenue. The facilities are beautiful and the atmosphere is nothing but intimate and cozy. Individual classes cost $23.00, but packages are available for multiple sessions.

Onto the yumminess that was the smoothies at Candle Cafe.... Sweet Potato Pie (Katy), Vanilla Protein (Me) and Chocolate Protein (Heather).  There were lots of other interesting concoctions that Heather and I passed on for the simple and delicious Vanilla and Chocolate, while Katy definitely earned points for being the most adventurous with the Sweet Potato Pie. 


The Supreme Protein Shake consisted of soymilk, banana, vanilla/chocolate and protein powder that contained a supplement of bee pollen and Katy's Sweet Potato Pie had sweet potato, hemp milk, nutmeg, cinnamon and maple syrup.  Some of the other delectable smoothies on the menu included PB & J, Berries & Cream, Mocha Latte, Amazon Mania and Apple Betty.  There is also a full juice bar at Candle Cafe where you can get any veggie juice of your pleasing and a little wheatgrass if you wish. Check out the full menu here.  Oh, and just a side note, the food is delicious! The menu is vegetarian; all the food is seasonal and grown free of pesticides and chemicals.

Just a couple pics :)

Yummy looking Wheat-Free Oatmeal
Chocolate Chip Cookies

The counter was piled high with
plates of "better for you" cookies.

The Candle Cafe store front at 1307 3rd Avenue. 

6 comments:

Corinne @ Green Grapes Blog said...

What fun and HEALTHY smoothie ideas! Love it! P.S. those cookies look delish!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

what what great smoothies you found! and thanks for the candle info!

thanks for all your contest entries, too. Just to let you know, if you want to add extra entries you need to make a new/separate comment for each thing you did. If you don't care, no worries :) But if you do, just tellin' ya :)
xoxo

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

what what great smoothies you found! and thanks for the candle info!

thanks for all your contest entries, too. Just to let you know, if you want to add extra entries you need to make a new/separate comment for each thing you did. If you don't care, no worries :) But if you do, just tellin' ya :)
xoxo

*Naomi* said...

hey! thanks fro your sweet comment on my blog!! sweet potato pie shake?!! HELLO that looks amazing!!

ill take a few of thsoe better for you cookies :)

Alyson said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me!

Janel (Eat Well with Janel) said...

Sounds like a perfect day for me! I'm obsessed with our Exhale Spa in Boston and wish we had Candle Cafe here too! It's one of the best veg restaurants I've been to.

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